Warner Bros has begun to air television spots for Clint Eastwood‘s Grand Torino. In the movie, Eastwood plays a disgruntled racist Korean War vet named Walt Kowalski, who sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong immigrant teenage neighbor (played by newcomer Bee Vang), who, as part of a gang initiation, tried to steal Kowalski‘s prized possession: his 1972 Gran Torino. Walt ends up confronting prejudices that have isolated him.
I think this film has the potential to be an Award season sleeper. I’m still waiting for someone to create the super obvious video mash-up using footage from this film and Batman Begins/The Dark Knight. As always, tell me what you think in the comments below.
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Gran Torino will be released in limited theaters on December 12th 2008.